PVC cut flush on backflow, need removed

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mcw615, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    I've done the trick with two cuts of a hacksaw, never used a torch, but my Milwaukee heat gun works really well in this situation...softens without burning.
  2. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    Does anyone own the Milwaukee pipe cutter? My tendonitis has been killing me lately.

    I mean the PVC Shear.
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,506

    Thank you ARGOS!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been looking for that thing forever now.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,801

    Ouch! Goodbye fingers.
  5. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    That was my first thought with the kids.

    The ratchet cutter kills my elbow.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,801

    one more reason to pull poly :)
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,269

    Geez, if my helper knew about that PVC shear I'd never hear the end of it until I bought one.
    Of course he'd probably lose it or break it in the first week.
  8. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Like the others have said either melt it and pop it out or use a hacksaw blade. Both work fine for me..
  9. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Sounds like the stub wrench has you covered up to 1".

    A golf course guy taught me the melt it out method on 2". I havent seen many stubs that size.
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,862

    anything above 1 inch I use a internal pipe wrench

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